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Today’s Indie World presentation featured a wide variety of games, from action-packed shooters to quirky moving simulators, but among the hectic havoc were a few more laidback games.

One of these was confirmation that The Good Life is heading to Switch. Developed by White Owls, the studio founded by Deadly Premonition creator Swery65 that previously published The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories on Switch, The Good Life promises to be just as quirky. In the game, you play as the foul-mouthed journalist Naomi who finds herself stuck in the middle of the British countryside, taking up residence in Rainy Woods.

From there the game unfolds like a life sim, as you take photos of goings-on in the town to pay off your debt, while uncovering mysteries that shake the image of the “happiest town in the world.” Also, everyone in the town transforms into cats and dogs under moonlight. It looks to be quite the quirky adventure when it launches sometime in 2020!

Another relatively big name indie developer also made an appearance during the showcase – Hello Games. Best known for the once-controversial but now well-liked No Man’s Sky, their next game, The Last Campfire, is a much more intimate affair as you make your way through a quiet world as an Ember. It’s best to watch the trailer to get the vibes of this one:

The Last Campfire launches for the Switch this summer.

Last but not least is the rather adventurous farming simulator Summer in Mara. In this one you cultivate crops on your own island, complete quests for townsfolk, and eventually set out in an upgradable boat to explore other islands and find secrets.

Summer in Mara will launch first on the Nintendo Switch this spring.


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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.